News across Spain

Health Secretary Salvador Illa has announced that two companies in Spain will produce 400 respirators a day. Car manufacturer Seat and the Hersill Company have announced they are ramping up their production lines in the coming days. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist tags=”covid-19″] He made the announcement during a meeting of the Health […]

The death toll in Spain has passed the 10,000 mark, as the third week of the lockdown draws to a close. Nationwide, the total number of infections stood at 110,238 with 8,102 new diagnoses of the virus. 10,348 people however are known to have died from covid-19. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist tags=”covid-19″] […]

Yesterday afternoon, an aircraft with 58 tonnes of medical supplies landed at Madrid Barajas airport. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist tags=”covid-19″] The flight from China arrived in the middle of the afternoon, and contains essential supplies purchased by Madrid’s regional authorities.

Pablo Casado, the leader of opposition party PP, has proposed extra pay for front line essential staff. His proposal suggested either additional pay or tax relief during the state of emergency. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist tags=”covid-19″] It was announced as unemployment records show the worst month in its history with the addition […]

Public transport continues to operate at reduced levels. Minister of Transport, José Luis Ábalos, said that the national rail network was now carrying only around a thousand people a day. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist tags=”covid-19″] It came as Madrid-Barajas airport closed all terminals except for Terminal 4. Global and domestic demand for […]

The Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers has said that vehicle production and sales in the country has fallen significantly since the start of the state of emergency. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist tags=”covid-19″] 50,000 fewer vehicles are being produced on the nation’s production lines since the 16th March. Car sales are […]

A Spanish pharmaceutical company is beginning research and clinical trials using plasma from survivors of the virus in an effort to produce an inoculation against the virus. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist tags=”covid-19″] Trials in Spain have already begun with hospitals and Grifols researching whether blood plasma is an effective method [icon name=”external-link” […]

Spain reached two grim milestones yesterday, as the number of confirmed coronavirus infections passed 100,000 people, and the number of deaths in one day reached a new high. 864 fatalities were reported yesterday by the Health Ministry, bringing the death toll to 9,131. The total number of cases rose to 102,136. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak […]

A study from Imperial College London estimated that Spain has the highest infection rate in Europe, at around seven million people infected with the virus. However it says that the Governments pandemic lockdown policy and social distancing efforts have prevented 16,000 deaths. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist tags=”covid-19″] Across the continent, nationwide social […]

The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda has amended its list of hotels that are remaining open nationwide to accomodate those who are in need of emergency accomodation, providing an essential service or are currently stranded and unable to return home. In Depth: Coronavirus outbreak in Spain [catlist tags=”covid-19″] A total of 368 hotels […]


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